Joseph Mallord William Turner

Brancepeth Castle

1817

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 116 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D12336
Turner Bequest CLVII 16

Catalogue entry

For the history and situation of the building, see the entry for folio 15 recto (D12335). This is the second of two relatively slight views, apparently looking north-east over Stockley Beck. Turner’s viewpoint is comparable with those of the Buck brothers’ 1728 engraving1 and a late Victorian photograph of the castle,2 by then much rebuilt. There are other sketches on folios 74 verso and 75 verso (D12410, D12412).

Matthew Imms
February 2010

1
See image and publication data, Structural Images of the North East, accessed 20 January 2010, http://www.sine.newcastle.ac.uk/view_image.asp?digital_doc_id=4207.
2
Sir James D. Mackenzie, The Castles of England: Their Story and Structure, New York 1896, vol.II, p.340.

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